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Nigeria loses N45 billion, jobs to ban on new SIM cards

Since the suspension of new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card sales and registration by telecom operators on December 9, 2021, the country has been recording its negative impact on socio-economic activities as over N45 billion might have so far been lost.
Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke has decried the increasing rate of violence in Nigeria and appealed to the citizens to show love to one another instead of hatred.

Easter: Catholic archbishop calls on Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper

Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke has decried the increasing rate of violence in Nigeria and appealed to the citizens to show love to one another instead of hatred.

Palm Sunday: No religion should lord it over others – Archbishop Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, yesterday, urged leaders in the country to be discerning about the sentiments that polarise the country in order to address the current unhealthy relationship among religious groups in Nigeria.

Kolade Johnson: Absence of witnesses stalls dismissed police officer’s murder trial

The absence of two defence witnesses on Thursday stalled the trial of Ogunyemi Olalekan, a dismissed police inspector accused of the murder of a 36-year-old man, Kolade Johnson.
Dennis Amachree

Ex-DSS director: Some bandits are former Boko Haram militants

A former assistant director in the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, says some bandits are former members of the Boko Haram insurgent group.
Repentant bandit leader Ahmadu Katare, narrate ordeals at event on Monday at Zamfara Government House

Repentant bandit: Why I went into banditry

A self-confessed leader of a bandit group in Zamfara State on Monday renounced criminality and surrendered his arms to the state government.
One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Kagara student: How bandits killed my friend

One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.
Nigerian singer, Ric Hassani, has disclosed that he was robbed in broad daylight by men who posed as soldiers.

Ric Hassani: How l was robbed by men posing as soldiers

“I really didn’t want to have to say anything. I handled yesterday like nothing happened. I like to see these things as beneath me to be honest, Thieves are not meant to move me. I would buy another phone and move but you, you still would keep having to steal to survive. Terrible.”
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen attack corpse convoy, abduct deceased brother

It was an awful situation for a family whose name could be ascertained as at the time of filing this report who were travelling to Enugu from Lagos to bury a dead family member as their convoy was attacked and the younger brother of the deceased who was sitting in the ambulance taking the dead was kidnapped while the ambulance was badly damaged.

Politicians, herdsmen top insecurity actors in Delta – report

Stakeholders in Delta state have identified politicians as the most powerful actors involved in conflict, violence and insecurity in the state and herdsmen with backers in the Police and Army, as key actors in law-breaking.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Official: Police free eight kidnap victims, arrest four suspects in Zamfara

At a press conference in Gusau on Sunday, the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, said the police command also recovered 200 rustled cows following its steadfastness in crime fighting.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade ‘phone thieves, bank fraudsters’ in Kano

The police in Kano said they have smashed a syndicate of mobile phone thieves who allegedly operate in Sharada, Sauna and Sabon Gari quarters of Kano Metropolis.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two ‘armed robbers’ in Kano

The Police Command in Kano on Wednesday said it arrested two suspected armed robbers who specialised in terrorising residents of Yankaba and Badawa Quarters, Kano.

Three men jailed for stealing shirts in Abuja

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ade Adeyanju told the court that the convicts, who live in Jikwoyi phase 3, Abuja, on Nov. 29 jointly conspired and broke into the complainant’s shop located in Jikwoyi, Abuja.
‘Leg Over’ crooner, Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi has been robbed in Ghana by unknown men following a visit after he flew into the West African country from neighbouring Seirra Leone.

Robbers attack Mr Eazi in Ghana

‘Leg Over’ crooner, Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi has been robbed in Ghana by unknown men following a visit after he flew into the West African country from neighbouring Seirra Leone.
A burned-out truck blocks the military police battalion station, placed there by a gang that robbed a Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil) branch in Criciuma, Santa Catarina state, Brazil [Guilherme Ferreira-Reuters]

Brazen armed bank heist in Brazil leaves cash scattered on road

Bank robbers in southern Brazil blasted explosives and fired high-calibre weapons at police late on Monday, in an audacious heist that wounded two people and left reams of cash in the streets to be pocketed by locals.
Officials in Toronto, Baltimore and New York said they have intercepted over 900 stolen vehicles bound to be exported to Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries.

US, Canada intercept over 900 stolen cars bound for Nigeria, Ghana, other West African...

Officials in Toronto, Baltimore and New York said they have intercepted over 900 stolen vehicles bound to be exported to Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries.
Police officers in Berlin carry out a raid on 17 November linked to the Green Vault burglary in Dresden. Clemens Bilan-EPA

Three arrested over $1 billion German museum jewel heist

Police raided apartments across Berlin early on Tuesday and detained three people suspected of involvement in a jewel heist at a museum housing one of Europe’s greatest collections of treasures.
Harry Kane is recovering well from an ankle injury

Harry Kane loses Range Rover to thieves via electronic device

England captain Harry Kane’s £100,000 Range Rover has been stolen from outside an address in east London, according to reports.
Moldova heads to the polls on Sunday for the second round of a tightly contested presidential election pitting a pro-European challenger against the country’s Moscow-backed incumbent.

Moldova torn between Russia and West in presidential run-off

Moldova heads to the polls on Sunday for the second round of a tightly contested presidential election pitting a pro-European challenger against the country’s Moscow-backed incumbent.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has started the upgrade and migration of its customers to improve electricity service delivery within the entire South-East from Nov. 1.

Vandals throw Enugu DisCo’s customers to blackout in Anambra

Consequently, the Head, Corporate Communications of the electricity company, Mr Emeka Ezeh has warned the thieves to stay away from EEDC’s installations as he regretted to inform the company’s customers in parts of Awka, Anambra State, that the loss of supply currently being experienced was as a result of vandalism at the Nibo 11kv Feeder.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police clamp down on handset thieves in Kano

The Police in Kano have launched a manhunt arresting 60 handset thieves, recovering hundreds of handsets forcefully disposed from their rightful owners by the hoodlums.

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A woman in the United States who held the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails, which she has kept for more than 29 years has now decided to cut them..

Woman with world’s longest fingernails cuts them after keeping them for 29 years

A woman in the United States who held the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails, which she has kept for more than 29 years has now decided to cut them.
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NCWD: 99 million Nigerian women to benefit from oil, gas in three years

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UNHCR: Violence, armed attacks displacing more Nigerians

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Former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore charged in predecessor Thomas Sankara’s murder

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